Blues legend Riley B. “B.B.” King – aka “King of the Blues” – was inarguably one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS, chronicles King’s struggle and triumph through a childhood in the cotton fields of Mississippi and eventually rising to become a living legend. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film.
Listen to the 13 instantly recognizable hits — of many — from B.B. King here: